Monthly Archives: August 2009

The football stats you stumble upon

I’ve been doing much digging and searching for facts and figures this past week as we produced our “Football 2009” special section that will run Sept. 3. I ran across this chart on the PIAA Web site. I never really … Continue reading

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Mark your calenders

One of the sports cliches you’ll hear most often is: “It’s a long season.” And there are a lot of sports seasons that applies to. Major League Baseball, for one. The NBA and the NHL, as well. But the “It’s … Continue reading

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One trial H.S. football fans should follow

Around a month ago, we ran a story about the National Athletic Trainers Association advising high school football coaches to limit two-a-day practices in an effort to reduce the risk of heat injuries among high school athletes. Well, the hot-button … Continue reading

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Preseason rankings rundown

Preseason rankings are, in general, pretty meaningless. They don’t hold much weight once the pads and helmets go on. That said, it can’t hurt to look at them, right? I found a pair of recently posted rankings of Pennsylvania high … Continue reading

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Eastern basketball adds another scorer

Eastern York already figured to be a YAIAA power when boys’ basketball season rolled around. Thanks to a transfer, the Golden Knights are looking even stronger. Nate Bollinger, rated a second-team Division I/II All-star by the Daily Record/Sunday News last … Continue reading

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Tech tees it up

The sports landscape at York County Tech got a bit bigger Monday. That’s when the school’s fledgling golf program competed in its first-ever event — the YTI Invitational at Heritage Hills Golf Club. York County Tech decided to add golf … Continue reading

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Central’s other standout

I got a chance to check out Central York practice Wednesday (as my amateurish attempt at iPhone photography will attest). And by the looks of things, Penn State-bound Kyle Baublitz isn’t the only Panther worth keeping an eye on this … Continue reading

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Wednesday marked the start of in-services at West York High School. Which doesn’t seem like a big deal, except that it’s a bummer for teachers who see their summers come to an end a bit earlier than usual. But that … Continue reading

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Study: Risk of severe injury highest early in game

Injuries are a part of football, a risk players take every time they slip on a helmet and pads. But according to a study published in Research in Sports Medicine, a high school football player’s risk of severe injury is … Continue reading

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Media Day Madness

Where can you find about 20 YAIAA football coaches and a few dozen of the area’s best gridiron talents all in one room? Why, at YAIAA Football Media Day, of course, an annual gathering in which those coaches and players … Continue reading

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